DigameXtra No.924, Tuesday, April 24th 2018

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Oil Painting Workshops with Steve Godfrey are running again from ‘The Era Restaurante’ – Puente Don Manuel. The workshops are on Fridays each week from 10:00 until 13:30 running until July 2018. Beginners are welcome but numbers are limited. If you are interested in coming along to learn useful tricks and techniques for painting in oils – contact Steve Godfrey.
The workshops are very friendly and easy going. €15 per session. Tel: 695 707 151 (+ Whatsapp) Email: steve@focaleye.com Web: www.focaleye.com
FB: Steve Godfrey Artist;  Or come and see me at the Trapiche farmers market – Tuesdays.

The Torrox Spanish History Group meets at 11am every first Tuesday of the month at El Parquesol restaurant in El Morche. Our next meeting in May will include a talk on the Romans. This will be the first in a series of four talks. The first part will cover the years from 236 to 213 BC and will include the war with the Carthaginians up to the relief by the Romans of Saguntum. Our second speaker for that day will give a talk on the Caliphates of Spain.
We have now had five very successful meetings with nearly 70 people attending the last talk given by the writer Joan Fallon. The Torrox Spanish History Group now has over 80 members. Not all members are here all year around with some spending half the year in their own country and the rest in Spain, so usually we have about 25 to 30 people at each meeting. We are also lucky enough to have people of all nationalities, German; Swedish; Norwegian; Danish and Dutch as well as British people. People from all nationalities are welcome. We also try to get out at least once every month for a visit to an historical site.
The idea is that the group is a DIY group, that it is that members who give talks so that we are not only students but also teachers. People are encouraged to give a talk at least once during their membership, although I understand that it can be a nerve racking experience it is also a rewarding one and people will need to study their chosen subject much deeper then they otherwise would. Further more it gives people a sense of purpose to carry out an in depth study in order to share their knowledge with other members of the group. Although it is not obligatory and people can come and enjoy our talks without thinking that they have to give a talk in order to become a member.
The group has acquired over 1000 slides that have been taken over a period of 25 years from all over Spain at different historical sites by Roberta Kettel the original founder of the Nerja branch of Nadfas (in 1993) – now called the Arts Society -. As well as the slides the group has also acquired extensive notes on various subjects as well as books about the different historical sites found in Spain. If you would like to join the group then please email me at patricianerja @ hotmail . com. Please close gaps. Patricia, Torrox

Services Offered/Wanted

Translator Service: Do you need help for doctor or hospital appointments, police, NIE or any other spanish paperwork ? I offer translating, interpreting services in the listed languages.
Located in Vélez-Málaga, but can travel or supply transport if needed.
Contact : axarquiahelp@gmail.com or phone Jim 686.083.765

Musician Wanted: Flautist/Clarinettist required to form “Swing jazz duo ” with experienced swing guitar/vocalist for occasional gigs in Nerja area. David 669210872

Items Wanted or For Sale/Rent

For Sale, 2 items: Spanish/English Dictionary, Collins Complete & Unabridged  €15.  Seat Leon 1·9 Diesel. 160,000 kms late 2010. V.G.Condition. Recent new front wheel bearings and tyres and full service.Cruise control/Bluetooth ITV till May 2019.  Average 50-55 MPG Clean throughout. Must sell before May 2nd €5200, Venta Baja, Tony Tel 676649512 or email tc in spain at yahoo.co.uk

For Sale: 2013 Citroen C3 Picasso HDI90 Collect. 1.6 diesel, 61K. Road tax paid and tested until March 2019, regular service, one owner from new. €6000, buyer to pay transfer fee. Competa. Contact Sandra on 635967456 or email Segnaro10@gmail.com

For Sale, 3 items: Black and Decker electric log/wood saw 15e; Rotary hammer drill with full accessories – unused, 25e; Work platform to 140cm height. Collapsible and adjustable 25e. Buyer collects from La Caleta de Velez. Ring Liz 691 973 025

For Sale, 2 items: Ladies bike, Roamster urban, 26 inch wheels, complete with front basket and rear rack, front light,water bottle holder, cycle lock, Bell, comfortable saddle, less than 1 year old. As new condition.
Mans bike. Proteam 200, 26 inch wheels, alloy wheels, disc brakes,front suspension, water bottle holder, bell, cycle lock. As new condition. €100. Torrox pueblo. €100 email juliestares@hotmail.co.uk or ring Julie on 44 7531856465

Wanted: A ladies off road bike if anyone has one for sale please. Contact bawnbue1 at gmail dot com 610004878 Terry, Puerto de Manuel

Wanted: under counter fridge. Wanted fridge to go under a work top ,must be in good working order. Dimensions depth 57cm width 50 cm height82 cm or thereabouts. Contact Lin, Torrox. 626736522 or email lin-russell@live.co.uk

Wanted: 12volt TV. Does anyone have a 12volt TV with built in DVD player please? They are usually used in Caravans/motorhomes. Please contact me Edel, phone 604384346. Nerja. Thank you.


Eroski recommendation: Hi Digamites, we hear so many disaster stories these days about shops that have very poor after service,
a month ago I bought a vacuum cleaner, (one of those rechargeable ones that you can use without cable) it makes cleaning almost a pleasure, but I’m here to tell you all that it went wrong on Saturday, I took it back Monday morning and the staff at Eroski were excellent, the young lady at the desk was very knowledgeable and she tested it and replaced it without hesitation, and might I say even with a smile, so there you go, next time you want electrical appliances maybe you should consider them.  Peter in Torrox. petcac @ gmail.com

Refurbishment: We found Gary Mayes recommended through Digamextra and would like to pass on this recommendation. He has just finished the refurbishment of our appartment and his work was of a high standard. His e-mail address is gary.mayes@gmail.co.uk or telephone 660 94 23 22. Sent by Malcolm Smith malcolmsmith679 @ yahoo.fr

Pet Posts

Missing Cat: Our cloudy has gone missing from La Rabita area between Torrox and Competa. He is grey and white about 1 year old with blue eyes and a blue and black collar with a blue Bell on it. If someone took him please take good care of him, if someone sees him or found him please let us know we miss him so very much. You may contact us at cajun_spice98 @ Yahoo dot com Thank you, Barbara

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